Now if you follow my blog, you may have said when you saw the title of this post, “Don’t tell me that she has a collection of moose, too! She’s into stars, Christmas books, nutcrackers–does she have moose, too?”
And the answer is no! I just have this one moose figure in a canoe–I found him at the Goodwill last year, and realized that he would be terrific as a centerpiece sometime. Check out his green and red holiday sweater and the little Christmas tree and gifts in his canoe. I wish he was skiing or sledding instead of canoeing, but he is still quite suited to the outdoorsy look of this table. So I decided he would be fine to use with my Debbie Mumm Sledders salad plates by Sakura. The Sledders plates feature a Santa, a snowman, a bear and a lady, all sledding through the snow–these dishes have a rustic appeal that fits right in with the trendy rustic, woodsy look of Christmas decorations popular this year.I used a dark green polyester tablecloth to ground this tablescape in a foresty feel. Then I added woody chargers to add the feel of trees. I used my 10 Strawberry Street white china, pewter stainless steel flatware and clear glassware on the chargers and completed the look with the Sledders salad plates and cranberry and white striped cloth napkins underneath.
After setting all four places at the table, the only thing left to do is to add the centerpiece. I used some real greenery from my yard as a base for the moose. Then I sat him up in the center and let him amuse my guests with his happy adventuring in the woods. You could certainly adapt this tablescape to suit you–you might have other animal figures that could serve as a centerpiece as well as other dishes decorated with other winter woodland designs. Enjoy the great out-of-doors without even having to put on a coat, scarf, hat and gloves!